Artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and entrepreneurs from around the world have moved to Berlin for inspiration, experimentation and cheap rent. It’s a city that nurtures new ideas and creative spirit.

BERLIN NOW presents four Berlin-based artists who cross art forms and reinvent genres. Head to Theatre 2 to soak up the intimate cabaret atmosphere and get a close-up view of the original talent produced by this creative hothouse in a weekend of live art, theatre, music, film and new writing.

BERLIN NOW is a cross-art festival and is supported by the German Embassy London and the Goethe-Institut London.


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Why not make a night (or weekend) of it?

  • Choose two or more shows from Portraits in Motion, Swansong and Muttis Kinder and save £2 per ticket.
  • Discount will be added when tickets are added to your basket.

Previously in this Festival


An effective metaphysical thriller. A young woman leaves her old life - and possessive husband - to start a new job in finance. But things…

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Victoria, a young Spanish woman, dances through the Berlin scene with abandon. She meets four outsiders and forms a romantic bond with one of them.…

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Alexander Geist: Swansong

Alexander Geist combines the dry wit of Morrissey with the soundscape of Moroder and the sensibilities of Manet. Magnetic, lush, with melodramatic lyrics and insistent…

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A Coffee in Berlin

A love-letter to the city of Berlin and Generation Y, depicting a day-in-the-life of twenty-something law school dropout Niko.

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Staged Reading: The Blue Blue Sea

Darko drinks – just like everyone else in the council block. And then Motte arrives. 19 years old, a fallen star. Suddenly there is hope,…

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Panel Discussion: Wings of Desire: Where is the Berlin arts scene at NOW?

Thirty years after the film, is Berlin (still) the cultural capital of Europe? Is it (still) about the ‘poor but sexy’? Is there (still) a…

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Christiane F.

A gritty drama based on the true confessions of 13-year-old Christiane who becomes embroiled in the 1970s West Berlin drug scene.

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Director’s Workshop with Lily Sykes

Taking award-winning playwright Ronald Schimmelpfennig’s play, The Woman Before, Berlin-based theatre director Lily Sykes leads this three-day workshop exploring different approaches to directing text and…

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Portraits in Motion

Volker Gerling is a master of flipbooks. In this enchanting and intimate show, he brings his favourite portraits to life and shares the heart-warming stories…

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Muttis Kinder

Fresh from sold-out performances in Germany, Singapore, Bucharest and Moscow, award-winning a-cappella wunderkinds Claudia Gray, Marcus Melzwig and Christopher Nell hit all the right musical…

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Berlin Now Film Season

For pioneering filmmakers, Berlin has long been a source of fascination and inspiration. The films we’ve chosen for Berlin Now are not all set in…

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